Division II Roundup March 31st

No. 5 Adelphi Pulls Away from Bentley in 4th Quarter

WALTHAM, Mass. – A 4-0 run helped No. 5 Adelphi pull away from Bentley late in the fourth quarter to give the Panthers a 15-9 win over the Falcons in Northeast-10 men’s lacrosse on Saturday.

Bentley hung very tough with Adelphi throughout, and trailed just 11-9 after senior Bobby Hinds (West Hartford, Conn./Conard) scored his third goal of the game at the 9:40 mark of the fourth quarter.

But Adelphi’s Nick Susko’s sixth goal of the afternoon just 17 seconds later started a 4-0 run that eventually saw them pull out the victory.

Adelphi led 3-2 after the first quarter, with senior Matt Dente (Reading, Mass./Reading) and freshman Matt Sanford (Stratham, N.H./Bow) scoring for Bentley.

Midfielder Matt Brigham (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey) opened the scoring 1:02 in the second quarter to tie the game 3-3. Adelphi scored the next three goals, two from Susko, before Bentley closed the half with a goal from senior Cutler Dimond (Marblehead, Mass./Tabor Academy) with just eight seconds left to get the Falcons to within 6-4 at halftime.

Bentley scored the first two goals of the third quarter from Hinds, man-up, and Dimond, to tie the game at six at the 13:16 mark. Adelphi though scored four straight the rest of the quarter to take a 10-6 lead into the fourth.

The Falcons though started the final quarter strong, scoring three of the first four goals. A goal by Hinds at the 13:25 mark was followed by Susko’s fifth for Adelphi, making the score 11-7. Bentley responded though with consecutive goals from Dente and Hinds to chop the deficit to 11-9 with 9:40 to play.

Falcons goalie Daniel Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) made 15 saves.

Bentley drops to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the NE-10, while Adelphi improves to 7-1 and 5-1. Bentley is back on the field on Wednesday night when they visit Assumption.


Monnat Leads No. 4 Le Moyne Past Bentley Women

WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior attacker Maggie Monnat scored six goals to lead No. 4 Le Moyne to a 15-6 victory over Bentley University in Northeast-10 women’s lacrosse on Saturday afternoon.

Monnat’s six goals, combined with three each from attacker Erica Geremia and midfielder Laura Hoffman paced the Dolphin offense, as they improved to 5-0 in the NE-10 and 8-1 overall. Bentley received two goals each from sophomore Hannah Lindgren (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin) and freshman Kathleen Gillespie (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet), as they drop to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the NE-10.

Le Moyne led 6-1 after 24 minutes as Monnat had three of the goals. Gillespie and Lindgren though scored before halftime to get the Falcons to within 8-3 after 30 minutes.

Le Moyne scored four of the first five goals of the second half, with Gillespie scoring for Bentley, as the Dolphins led 12-4 at the 13:46 mark after a goal by Hoffman. Junior Kelsey Howard (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) and Lindgren closed the game for Bentley with goals.

The Falcons are back at it on Tuesday afternoon when they host Assumption for a 3:30 game.


Daly Claims Women’s Lax’ All-Time Points Crown in 20-13 Win at Pace

PURCHASE, N.Y. – Senior Marissa Daly (Marshfield, Mass.) registered eight points to become the Saint Anselm College women’s lacrosse team’s all-time leader in points as the 12th-ranked Hawks captured a 20-13 victory against Pace University on Saturday at SUNY Purchase.

The Hawks improve to 4-3 on the season, including 3-2 in Northeast-10 play, while the Setters dip to 3-5, 1-4 NE-10.

Daly scored six goals and added two assists as she brought her career points total to 246 and moved past former teammate Meghan Smith, who amassed 244 points from 2009-12, for the program’s all-time record. Daly also moved to within one goal of Smith’s goals record of 203 as she became just the second player in program history to reach the 200-goal plateau.

Junior Caitlin Villareal (Portsmouth, R.I.) also submitted a solid performance as she scored three goals and dished a pair of helpers for five points. Classmate Michelle Kudlate (Waltham, Mass.) also scored three goals to go along with one assist for four points, while senior Sarah Doherty (Franklin, Mass.) and junior Erin Marshall (Woburn, Mass.) both tallied four points on a goal and three assists.

Junior goalkeeper Jane Bunn (St. John’s, Fla.) also played well in net as she stopped 15 of 28 shots that came her way.

The Hawks drew first blood just 48 seconds into the contest as Doherty set up Kudlate to make it 1-0. The Hawks doubled their lead just under two minutes later as Kudlate helped produce Daly’s first of the afternoon at 27:32. Just 13 seconds later, Villareal found the back of the cage and then scored again just 14 seconds after that off an assist from sophomore Liv Connly (Fiskdale, Mass.) to make it 4-0 at the 27:05 mark.

Daly then connected on a pass to Doherty for a goal and Connly, a key cog in the defense of Saint Anselm, scored her first of the year to stretch the lead to 6-0 with 22:02 remaining in the opening half.

Pace answered by scoring five of the next seven goals to trim its deficit to 8-5 with 12:02 to go, but Daly potted three straight goals in a span of 2:25 to re-build a six-goal lead at 11-5 with 8:04 left. The last of those three goals gave Daly the record. Senior Kaitlyn Stazinski (Pembroke, Mass.) scored at the 2:26 mark and then the Setters answered just 27 seconds later to send the game into the halftime break with Saint Anselm doubling up Pace, 12-6.

The Setters grabbed the second-half’s first goal 4:21 in, but Villareal answered just 11 seconds later off a Marshall pass to spark a five-goal run  that featured two from Kudlate, one from Marshal and one from sophomore Rachel Henderson (Powell, Ohio) and broke open a 17-7 advantage with 20:24 remaining.

Pace again went on a little spurt where it scored five of the next seven goals – with the two for Saint Anselm coming from junior Lauren Perry (Merrimack, N.H.) and Daly – to slice its deficit to 19-12, but with only 3:34 left. Freshman Meaghan Sheehy (Wilmot, N.H.) scored at the 2:46 mark off a Marshall helper before Pace closed the scoring with just 21 seconds on the clock.

Alissa Silvestri stopped 13 of the 30 shots she faced for Pace in 39:36 of action, while Jillian Oross made two saves on four shots in 12:09 and Lesly Sanchez Alvarez turned away one of two shots that came her way.

Saint Anselm outshot Pace, 43-32, including 25-13 in the opening period, while the Setters owned a 19-15 advantage in draw controls. The Hawks were 2-for-6 on free-position opportunities, with Pace going 1-for-4.

The Hawks return to action Tuesday, March 31 at 3 p.m. when they travel to take on Franklin Pierce University at Sodexo field